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The Yellow Book - Aubrey Beardsley

April 1894-April 1897 - Elkin Mathews & John Lane, London
A complete, clean and better than normally encountered thirteen volume set of this groundbreaking art nouveau publication, in the publisher’s bright yellow illustrated covers with designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Together with ‘A Selection’ published in 1950 and bound in yellow cloth to match the earlier set. Fourteen volumes in total.

From its initial visually arresting issue, for which Aubrey Beardsley was art editor and for which Max Beerbohm wrote an essay, ‘
A Defence of Cosmetics’, ‘The Yellow Book’ attained immediate notoriety.

Published by John Lane and edited by Henry Harland, ‘
The Yellow Book’ attracted many outstanding writers and artists of the era, such as Arnold Bennett, Charlotte Mew, Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Richard Le Gallienne, and Walter Sickert.

Although dominated by the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley, and his decadent fin de siècle aura, many other distinguished artists contributed to the quarterly, notably Frederic Leighton, Will Rothenstein, Walter Sickert and Philip Wilson Steer; contributors to the text included Max Beerbohm, John Buchan, Baron Corvo, Edmund Gosse, Kenneth Grahame, Henry James, E. Nesbit and W. B. Yeats.
 
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Clarke (illustrator)

1933 - Tudor Publishing Co., New York - First Tudor Edition
But for many minutes the heart beat on with a muffled sound...

Large quarto containing twenty nine tales, including
The Cask of Amontillado, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of The House of Usher, and The Tell-Tale Heart.

A fine example of the best illustrated edition with Harry Clarke’s haunting artwork, spread over eight full page colour tipped-in plates, 24 full page black and white plates, numerous text drawings and vignettes. In the publisher's illustrated dust jacket, black cloth binding with tipped on illustrated title plate and appropriate black tint to top edge, housed in the original black box with colour pictorial label.

A dark masterpiece by Harry Clarke, often acclaimed as the finest Irish illustrator, who first turned his hand to depicting the works of Edgar Allan Poe around 1914. Poe's work was ideally suited to Clarke, who drew in an intricate style often reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley, and was fascinated by the weird and macabre.
 
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Price HK$ 8,000